It is inherently the nature of giving thanks that thanks must be given to someone. I cannot give thanks to nothing or no one.
One of the oddest thoughts to have crept its way into the Christian mind is the notion of what is “necessary to salvation.”
The soul cannot be observed like the liver or the heart. It is a quality that makes the brain more than a biological calculator.
We do not create relationships, nor do we have them. We are relationships and we either perceive this and pay attention or we do not.
The culture of modernity imagines itself to be a champion of a therapeutic approach to life. “Healing” is popular in an array of forms.
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory,while we do not look […]
The mantra of progress and our belief that no matter the problems confronting us, there is always a solution, are an ideal breeding ground for modern despair.
The prayer of a humble heart that is not matched by the actions of a humbled body can often be something less than it should be.
In my previous article I compared children’s use of play to the place of ritual words and actions in the life of the Church. I absolutely did not mean to imply that one thing is like the other. I mean to say clearly that they are very much the same […]
Among the most natural things children do is play. Depending on how you define play, it is among the first activities in which we engage.
Authentic Orthodox Christianity is opposed to anti-Semitism. That said, the Orthodox Church throughout the world is a far-flung family, not a centrally-controlled cult, so that it cannot police or control every utterance made by its members. That being so, it must be admitted, with much sadness and regret, that anti-Semitic […]
The motivation of those who killed themselves was not to inflict guilt or pain upon those surviving, but simply to make their own interior pain stop.